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A short introduction on the theme and why it is important in the context of the course. Introduce the city you plan to use as your case study. (300 words)

La Paz, Bolivia


A detailed overview of urban issue/theme you selected (600 words)

  • What is the issue/theme? Define the issue/theme.
  • Why is this issue/theme important in general and for specifically for your city?
  • What is the scale and scope of this particular issue/theme?
  • Is it a global phenomenon or a local one?

Case Study of Theme/Issue

A detailed case study of the city experiencing/relating to the issue/theme (1000 words)

  • Why is this issue/theme specifically relevant in this city? I suggest dividing into sections based on your chosen theme and city. Suggestions:
  • Problems/situations/solutions experienced by the urban population as related to the issue/theme
  • How is the urban population of your city directly or indirectly affected by the selected issue/theme?
  • Evidence of this

Lessons Learned

•Lessons learned applicable to other urban contexts (300 words)


Note: Before writing your wiki article on the UBC Wiki, it may be helpful to review the tips in Wikipedia: Writing better articles.[1] (Note that - if you look on the edit screen for this page when you are logged in - you will also see this as an example of how to create a reference!)

  • You must use at least 5 academic sources for your blog but are welcome to use more
  • Please use websites, videos, podcasts but ensure they are from a reliable sources and include a citation
  • All material used should be cited at the bottom of the relevant page
  • Please use Harvard referencing system[2]

Reference List

  1. (2018). Writing better articles. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 Jan. 2018].
  2. Cite This For Me. (2018). Save Time and Improve your Marks with CiteThisForMe, The No. 1 Citation Tool. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 Jan. 2018].

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